Year 2014: ACT nursing homes put elderly at risk.
Under staffed, underfed and unwashed residents.On a regular basis these stories emerge, why, could it be that nursing homes are run for profit and therefore always looking to cut corners to save money.
Am I too harsh on the industry by suggesting such a thing, I don't think so.
The carers, the ones at the coal face say themselves that many homes are run strictly as commercial enterprises, they may be owned by religious organisations but they are run for profit.
All the relatives and carers are asking for minimum staff ratios.
You would think that a human being is not asking to much for this basic requirement to be met.
The reaction from the federal government is as follows: